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 Night Heron
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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
© Derek Williams
 
 
female Black Redstart
Black Redstart
female
Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
     Little Egret
Little Egret
Arches
Carr Mill Dam
© Derek Williams 

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014
 

Ring necked duck
Ring-necked Duck
Newton Lake
7th April 2014

© Steve Bond

 
American Black Tern
American
Black Tern 

Eccleston Mere

© Colin Davies

 
Adult Summer Med Gull
Med Gull
 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
Arctic Tern
Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

© Paul Brady

 

male Pied Flycatcher 
Pied Flycatcher
male
T
aylor Park
© Damian Pendlebury
 
 
Waxwing
Waxwing
Andover Road
Haydock
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 
Bittern at Carr Mill 
Bittern
Carr Mill Dam
© Dennis Eagling 
 

Juv Arctic Tern
Juv Arctic Tern

Eccleston Mere

 
 
Waxwing 
Waxwing

Napier Close
Town Centre

© Paul Brady

 
 
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  Ring Ouzel

Billinge Hill

 
   
 
 
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Archived Bird Sightings for August 2008 

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                                              August 2008

 

 

 

 Sun 31st August  --  Carr Mill Dam  --  40+ Pink-footed Geese over,  Common Buzzard, 100 Canada Geese, 150+ Swallow, 

                                   ''      ''      ''   --   20+ House Martin,  Kingfisher,  Yellowhammer,  Willow Warbler,  Chiffchaff,  Blackcap.

 Sat 30th August  --  Eccleston Mere  --  50+ House Martin, quite a few Swallows and possibly couple of Sand Martins present.
 Wed 27th August -- Carr Mill Dam   --  2 Kingfisher,  Common Buzzard,  20 House Martin,  200 Swallow,  60 Canada Geese, 

                                  ''     ''       ''     --  Chiffchaff,  Willow Warbler,  Willow Tit,  Yellowhammer,  Jay.

 Mon 25th August -- Old Coach Road   --  female Wheatear,  62 Curlew in field,  adult Brent Goose - suspect feral or escapee, 

                              Dairy Farm Road  --  4 Snipe.

                              Coach Road - East Lancs  -- Little Owl.

                              Sankey Valley- Parr to 9 Arches, NLW  --  Common Buzzard,  Sparrowhawk,  2 Kestrel, Grey Heron, 

                                   ''          ''         ''       ''     ''           ''      --   6 Swallow,  40+ House Martin passing thru.

 Sun 24th August  -- Carr Mill Dam   --  3 Sand Martin,  4 House Martin,  200 Swallow,  60 Canada Geese,  Cormorant,

                                 ''     ''       ''      --  2 Kingfisher,  Chiffchaff,  Willow Warbler.

 Fri 22nd August  --  Old Coach Road -- Curlew,  3 Wheatear.

                               Coach Road -- 4 Yellow Wagtail,  1 White Wagtail,  20 Pied Wagtail.

  Thu 21st August --  St Helens town centre  -- Peregrine.
 Tue 19th August  -- Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Raven,  Common Buzzard.

                               Vista Road, Haydock   -- Kestrel. 

 Mon 18th August  -- Sankey Valley, NLW --  Kestrel,  2 Raven.

                               St Helens town centre  --  Peregrine.

                               Vista Road, Haydock  --  Jay. 

 Fri 15th August   --  Penkford Flash, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Green Sandpiper, viewable from Penkford bridge.

                               Berrington's Lane  --  8 Grey Partridge,  2 Raven.

                               Old Coach Road  --  82 Curlew.

                               Green Lane on Catchdale Moss  --  5 Grey Partridge,  5 Tree Sparrow.

                               Dairy Farm Rd  -- 120 Goldfinch. 

 Wed 13th August  -- Carr Mill Dam  -- Hobby attacking mixed flock Swallow / House Martin,  Nuthatch,  Willow Tit,  20+ Swifts.

                               Old Coach Road  -- 149 Curlew.

 Tue 12th August  --  Penkford Flash, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  2 Green Sandpiper, viewable from Penkford bridge.
 Mon 11th August  -- Penkford Flash, Sankey Valley, NLW  --  3 Green Sandpiper, viewable from Penkford bridge.

                               St Helens town centre  --  2 Peregrine.

 Sun 10th August  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  Kingfisher,  Yellowhammer,  Common Buzzard,  Kestrel,  Chiffchaff,  Willow Warbler,  
                                  ''       ''      ''    --  20 Canada Geese,  4 Greylag geese,  Tufted Duck,  3 House Martin,  3 Swift,  Blackcap.
                               Dairy Farm Road area  --  female Wheatear,  Curlew,  100 Goldfinches,  family Common Whitethroat.
                               Reeds Moss  -- 100+ Swift.
                               Mossborough Hall -- 100 House Martin.
                               Old Coach Road  --  200 Swallow.

 Fri 8th August   --   Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  Common Buzzard,  Raven,  Sparrowhawk,  3 Common Gull.
 Tue 5th August  -- Pennington Lane, Sankey Valley towards NLW  --  Marsh Harrier seen 3.35pm  seen first being harassed  

                                                         by a Grey Heron, then drifted over the fields towards Broad Lane - Burtonwood Brewery area,

                                                        loosing sight in the distant misty drizzle over that way,  also seen Kestrel and Yellowhammer.

 Mon 4th August  -- Nine Arches, Sankey Valley, NLW --  Common Buzzard,  Common Whitethroat,  Chiffchaff.
 Sun 3rd August  -- Carr Mill Dam  --  2 Kingfisher,  2 Common Tern,  70+ Canada Geese,  Kestrel,  Swallows,  Swifts,  House Martin,

                                   ''      ''      ''  --  Great Spotted Woodpecker,  Blackcap,  Common Whitethroat,  Treecreeper,  Mistle Thrush,

                                   ''      ''      ''  --  Grey Wagtail,  Yellowhammer,  Linnet,  Chiffchaff,  Willow Warbler.

 Fri 1st August  --  Prescot Reservoirs  --  Black-necked Grebe  - note access is by permit only.
 
 

 

 

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